Landlord Resources

HRA can provide landlords with the information necessary to make sound decisions when it comes to their rental properties. From fair housing laws and tenant selection to building codes and health inspections, we can help make your job as a landlord easier.

Advertising and locating property has never been easier! 
HRA has partnered with www.Gosection8.com, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes, or townhomes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328. It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up.

Fair Housing
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has authored a fact sheet for realtors and landlords to clarify Massachusetts fair housing laws for renting and advertising properties. Click here for a copy.

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections
To rent to a tenant who has a Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher, your property must meet minimum Housing Quality Standards. Please click here for a basic checklist to help you prepare for an HQS inspection.

Low-cost financing for lead paint abatement
HRA administers the Get the Lead Out program for owners of 1-4 family properties in Franklin County. Click here for more information on how to qualify for a low-interest loan to eliminate lead-based paint hazards from your rental properties.

 

HCV Payment Standards & Utility Allowances